Matthew safely made it to the summit of Everest in the early hours of Saturday morning. He is now back at Base Camp, resting.
The Yell team spoke to Matthew this morning and although exhausted, he was overwhelmed with his achievement. He also expressed his sympathy at hearing the news today of the climbers that have sadly died on Everest.
Matthew will be able to update his blog in his own words soon and share some of his stories and experiences.
You can support Matthew's achievement and donate to Global Angels via Just Giving: http://www.justgiving.com/matthewdthornton or text the code SNOW92, your amount (e.g. £10) to 70070.